Abraham Buford, Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia], June 2, 1780

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Title
Abraham Buford, Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia], June 2, 1780
Additional title: Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia]
Names
Buford, Abraham (Author)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)

Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1780-06-02
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p.
A. L. S. Endorsed. 4 pp. Fo
Description
Sends an account of his misfortunes on the 29th ult.; states that his troops were moving slowly owing to the bad state of the roads and the heavily loaded wagons, when they found that the enemy was close upon their rear; Col. Tarleton sent a flag of truce demanding unconditional surrender which he refused; they were immediately attacked, and though the officers behaved with great bravery, they were overpowered by superior numbers, and forced to retreat; two-thirds of the troops were killed or wounded; many were killed after they had surrendered; has spent five days collecting stragglers; had appointed Salisbury as the place of rendezvous; Col. Huger had advised him to send his officers to the Assembly and if possible get more men; is ill himself, but will wait on the Assembly for orders and advice; reports the loss of 10,000 lbs. of powder, a quantity of unmade clothing, two field-pieces and 20 wagons and teams with the baggage of the regiment.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Calendar number: EM. 6600
Archives EAD ID: 277681
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7560c800-c535-012f-3e1d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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  • 1780: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Abraham Buford, Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia], June 2, 1780" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1780. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c2ff469b-31a5-067a-e040-e00a18065ce6

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1780). Abraham Buford, Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia], June 2, 1780 Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c2ff469b-31a5-067a-e040-e00a18065ce6

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Abraham Buford, Letter to the Assembly [of Virginia], June 2, 1780